Katie Harwood (b. 1981) is an artist and photographer based in Colorado.  Her work has been exhibited in widely in the US and exists in private and museum collections.  Most recently, she received the Innovations in Imaging award from the Society for Photographic Education for her series Everything Is Fine Here.  Harwood received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and her BA from Columbia College Chicago.  She is also the Founder at Big Bad Bettie Press.  




1981 Born in Winnetka, IL

Lives and works in Denver, CO




2015 MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2005 BA, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL


Selected Exhibitions



Walk Away With Art, Annual Fundraiser, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver

Home Connection, @bigbadbettiepress

HOME: American Photography, CU Art Museum, Boulder



ArtMix, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder

Annual Members’ Show, honored mention, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver

4th International SPE Combined Caucus Juried Exhibition, Juror: Aline Smithson, Las Vegas

Impermanence, Boulder Creative Collective, Boulder



Captured, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland

Edge Effect, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

A Great Distance, The Postcard Collective, Tucson

Never Seen, Canyon Gallery, Boulder

MFA Now, Root Division Gallery, San Francisco



Flood, In Focus Gallery, Boulder

Discarded, solo exhibition, Swell Gallery, San Francisco

Outside the Box, San Francisco Art Institute Courtyard Gallery, San Francisco



REpublic, Evergold Gallery, San Francisco

Measured Bodies, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco



puny, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco


Selected Bibliography


Aline Smithson, "Lenscratch Wecomes Katie Harwood", Lenscratch, July 6, 2017

Kat Kiernan, “Photo of the Day”, Don’t Take Pictures, May 18, 2017

Elin Spring, "The Human Landscape", What Will You Remember Photography Blog, April 27, 2017

Christy Fantz, “CU Art Museum exhibit helps visitors find their safe place”, Daily Camera, March 23 , 2017

Nathan Pearce, “Katie Harwood”, Same Coin Press, October 28, 2015

Elin Spring, “A View from the Festival”, What Will You Remember Photography Blog, October 1, 2015

Christy Karpinski, “Issue #72 Open Theme”, F-Stop Magazine, August/September, 2015

Lindsay Comstock, “The 10 Best New Photography Exhibits”, American Photo, June 22, 2015

Staff, “‘Edge Effect’ – The 2015 San Francisco Art Institute Graduate MFA Show”, Examiner.com, May 28, 2015

San Francisco Art Institute, Edge Effect 2015 Catalogue, May 2015   

Root Division, MFA Now 2015, March 2015

Susan Froyd, “Colorado Photographers Document Disaster in Flood: A Thousand Year Event”, Westword Denver, September 10, 2014


Selected Collections


CU Art Museum, Boulder


Awards & Honors



100 Selected Photographers, Review Santa, Santa Fe

Honorable Mention, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver



Innovations in Imaging, Society for Photographic Educators, Columbus





Make Studio, Steamboat Springs



Make Studio, Steamboat Springs



Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Scholarship + residency, Aspen

Boulder Community School of Integrated Studies, Boulder


Selected Teaching & Curating


2017 Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Teacher

2017 Home Connection, @bigbadbettiepress

2016 Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Educator

2015 The Dairy Center for the Arts, Educator

2015 Performing Mythologies, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO, Co-Curator

2015 Mail Modeling, Buffalo Exchange, Boulder, CO, Curator

2014 Metropolitan State University of Denver, Department of Art, Photography, Affiliate Faculty

2014 San Francisco Art Institute, Pre-College Program, Teaching Assistant

2013 Denver Art Museum, Student & Teacher Programs Intern

2013 Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Online Content Expert & Affiliate Faculty

2011 STEM Magnet Lab School, Photography Instructor




2017 Lenscratch, Director of Marketing (Current)

2015 Big Bad Bettie Press, Founder & Navigator

2015 Conference on World Affairs, Arts Committee

2015 The Dairy Center for the Arts, Visual Arts Council

2015 The Postcard Collective, Member (through 2017)

2013 Society of Photographic Education, Member (Active)

2014 Month of Photography Denver, Exhibitions Manager for Boulder (through 2017)

2014 Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Exhibition Committee (through 2015)